Russian Cargo Reaches ISS Safely

    March 3, 2005

An unmanned spacecraft bearing two tons of cargo arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday.

On Monday, the cargo craft was launched from Kazakhstan onboard a Soyuz rocket. The successful docking occurred at 3:31 pm EST. According to ABC News,

An automatic docking procedure connected the cargo ship to the station’s Russian-made Zvezda service module, Lyndin said by telephone from Mission Control.

Along with other cargo, the spaceship carries 50 snails intended for biological experiments. The cargo also includes some movies, compact discs and other personal items for the crew. Lyndin said Sharipov and Chiao would open the hatches in the coming hours and begin bringing supplies aboard the station.

“They need to get those snails out before they freeze,” he said.

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